News Super Search
Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
IR Press Release:

Full Site Search
Tue Jan 16, 2018 21:15:12 ISTHomeTrainsΣChainsAtlasPNRForumGalleryNewsFAQTripsLoginFeedback
Tue Jan 16, 2018 21:15:12 IST
Advanced Search
Trains in the News    Stations in the News   
<<prev entry    next entry>>
News Entry# 286821
Nov 26 2016 (08:03)  Shah dares Naveen to list out achievements in 17 years of rule (
back to top
PoliticsECoR/East Coast  -  

News Entry# 286821     
   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.
Posted by: rdb*^  133024 news posts
BJP national president Amit Shah on Friday launched the party’s campaign for the panchayat elections here, daring Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to give an account of the achievements made on the development front during his 17 years of rule.
“The Narendra Modi government will be completing 30 months in power on Saturday. During this period, the Centre has taken many steps for the country’s development. But Mr. Patnaik needs to be asked what has he done in 17 years of his rule,” Mr. Shah said addressing a public meeting here.
“Seventeen year is
a very long period for any country or State to develop. During these years, there are many States in the country that have leapfrogged up the development ladder whereas Odisha remains where it was,” charged Mr. Shah.
“In many BJP-ruled States, piped water supply has been made available in villages. When the government has failed to provide water in 17 years, it can do nothing. Odisha has enough coal reserve to illuminate the whole India, but 41 per cent of households in the State have not seen electricity,” said the senior BJP leader.
“Few jobs”
Pointing out that lakhs of Odia youths were migrating to other parts of the country in search of work, Mr. Shah said had the Naveen Patnaik government taken steps for employment generation, youths would not have run from pillar to the post for jobs.
“Similarly, Odisha trails behind other States as far as tribal development is concerned. The State government has ignored tribal population,” he criticised.
Raking up the issue of Dana Majhi, a tribal man who recently walked 10 km carrying his wife’s body on his shoulder in Kalahandi district, the BJP president said the government, which failed to provide minimum basic service to people, had no right to rule. Mr. Shah asked party workers to work hard and overthrow the Naveen Patnaik government.
He said the Narendra Modi government had conducted itself in such a way that not a single corruption case tarnished its image.
“No government at the Centre in the past 70 years can match the Narendra Modi government in efforts to develop Odisha. The UPA government has allocated Rs. 23000 crore to Odisha in 2013 budget. In 2016 budget, budgetary provision of Rs. 63,000 crore has been made for the State. Similarly, Odisha was given Rs. 764 crore in 2013 railway budget. But, the NDA government increased the railway budget for Odisha to Rs. 4682 crore in 2016,” he said.
“In absolute term, the central government has provided Rs. 130000 crore in funds to the Odisha government. I dare Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to give an account of the work he has done in his 17 years of rule,” Mr. Shah said.
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom

Go to Mobile site
Disclaimer: This website has NO affiliation with the Government-run site of Indian Railways. This site does NOT claim 100% accuracy of fast-changing Rail Information. YOU are responsible for independently confirming the validity of information through other sources.